AIRPORT ALERT: U.S. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES FLYHEALTHY.GOV TO EDUCATE PASSENGERS ON HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING AIR TRAVEL
November 13, 2020
Today the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and State announced the establishment of a new web portal, FlyHealthy.gov, where airline passengers can receive updated information on how to ensure a safe and healthy travel experience. The portal includes recommendations for passengers to consider when planning their travel, navigating through an airport, boarding an aircraft, arriving at a destination, and returning home. In addition to restoring confidence in travel, the Fly Healthy campaign is meant to provide passengers with federal guidance and resources to help them with their travel experience, particularly before the upcoming holiday season.
The new Fly Healthy portal consolidates all travel-related guidance and information from the U.S. Government, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), DHS, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the State Department. The portal contains many recommendations for passengers on how to safely travel by air and prevent the spread of COVID-19, including, among many others, checking travel advisories and domestic quarantine or other restrictions; wearing a mask throughout the travel experience; maintaining social distancing in the airport and aboard the aircraft, where possible; and protecting others from getting sick after returning from travel.
The Fly Healthy campaign also includes a video that helps educate passengers on what they can expect when they resume air travel during the holiday season. Airports should consider highlighting the new portal through their social media platforms to help share the federal guidance and increase awareness for passengers.
·Fly Healthy web portal (FlyHealthy.gov)